Blog Tour - Five Ways to Fall (Ten Tiny Breaths #4) by K.A. Tucker ~ Ava's Review and Kindle Fire Giveaway!
*I received a copy via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*
I have followed Ten Tiny Breaths since it was an itty-bitty indie baby. As the series progresses, I have discovered more characters to fall in love with and even though I didn’t know much about Ben, I couldn’t wait for his story.
It’s time for Ben to leave his job at Penny’s to join the corporate world as a hot shot lawyer, Ben has one last fling in Cancun before having to be an official grown up. It is there he meets the feisty, purple haired Reese, after a hilarious night of mishaps and with Ben left hanging, he never does see his mysterious beauty again. Until his first day on the new job of course.
Reese has been given her last chance, after a run in with the law, her step dad tells her it is time to step up and do something with her life. So Reese abides by the rules for a change until her embarrassing date from Cancun reappears and suddenly the ‘no inter-office relationships’ rule is the one she is struggling to keep.
Five Ways to Fall was a fun read about Ben and Reese denying they wanted anything more, Reese had her douche of an ex to deal with (sometimes with the help of Ben) and Ben had a sad past he had to confront before he could truly let himself be happy.
I liked both Ben’s character and Reese’s character individually but I did struggle to feel the connection between them as a couple. I think it’s difficult to strike the balance between building a friendship and building chemistry. For Reese and Ben, I think the friendship part dominated their relationship, although there was plenty of flirting and subtle touches and teases, I didn’t get that overwhelming sense of ‘OMG they need to get together ASAP!’. For over 60% of the book, Reese was still hung up on her ex-boyfriend; she was confusing the need for revenge with wanting him back, so I think that added to the hindrance of her growing relationship with Ben. Don’t get me wrong, as I mentioned, I loved both characters I just found myself a little underwhelmed with their storyline and connection they shared.
Although Five Ways to Fall is part of the Ten Tiny Breaths series, it is very much a standalone. There were a few references and appearances from the previous characters, although I wish we had more. I enjoy when books link to the characters we fell in love with in the first place, and I think it’s fun to see them all interact, I couldn’t help but wish we got more of it in this book, especially since it is the last in the series.
Five Ways to Fall was a good addition to the Ten Tiny Breaths series, it was great to learn more about Ben as a person and I’m really glad we got to meet a character like Reese. It was a quick, easy read and I have no doubt fans of the series will adore it.